Be one of the 12 participants who will receive six weeks of free training in Charlottetown. Along with classroom training, there will be a six-week work placement as Labourers in Oyster Bed Bridge with Atlantic Aqua Farms or Raspberry Point Oyster Company.
Participants will receive a weekly training allowance, mileage reimbursement, childcare subsidy, a free Chromebook (upon completion of the program) and a certificate of completion.
Atlantic Aqua Farms, Raspberry Point and the PEI Literacy Alliance have partnered on this innovative project called Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF).
Classroom training will cover these topics:
Essential Skills for the Workplace: Working with others, Writing, Reading, Numeracy, Critical Thinking, Oral Communication, Chromebook use, Document use, and Continuous Learning.
Employability Skills: Attitude, Confidence, Accountability, Motivation, Time Management, Teamwork, Stress Management, Personal presentation, and Adaptability.
Training will take place at the Sherwood Business Centre at 161 St. Peters Rd, Charlottetown from March 23-May 1, 2020.
The work placement is 40 to 50 hours a week at $15 per hour.
Those who successfully complete the work placement will have the opportunity to continue working until December.
The ESAF project is funded by the Government of Canada’s National Essential Skills Initiatives, and is led by the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick in partnership with the PEI Literacy Alliance, Literacy Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council.